Hilary Hinton – Zig Ziglar was an American author, salesman, and motivational speaker.

A World War II veteran, Zig Ziglar became the top sales person in several organizations before becoming one of the world’s most recognised motivational speaker and trainer.

He wrote many motivational and personal development books.

Zig Ziglar died in November 2012 aged 86.

Zig Ziglar Personal Development, Motivational Quotes and Sayings

Zig Ziglar had firm religious and spiritual beliefs and worked by the motto of helping others. He understood the power of vision and the ways to implement your ideas.

Here are a selection of his inspirational and motivational quotes.

Zig Ziglar Quotes on Motivation

Motivation gets you going and habit gets you there.

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.

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You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.

It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.

Do it and then you will feel motivated to do it!

Zig Ziglar Quotes on Attitude

It’s not what happens to you that matters. It’s how you respon d to what happens to you that makes a difference.

You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.

How you see the future is much more important than what happened in your past.

Look back in forgiveness, forward in hope, down in compassion and up with gratitude.

Hope is the power that gives a person the confidence to step out and try.

Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission.

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By altering our attitudes we can alter our lives.

You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.

Among the things you can give and still keep is your word, a smile and a grateful heart.

If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you.  If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.

It’s not what you’ve got, it’s what you use that makes a difference.

The more you are grateful for what you have the more you will have to be grateful for.

The more you complain about your problems, the more problems you will have to complain about.

Money won’t make you happy… but everybody wants to find out for themselves.

If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.

Hope is the power that gives a person the confidence to step out and try.

Miserable people focus on what they hate about their life.  Happy people focus on what they love about their life.

Zig Ziglar Quotes on Goals

personal development quotes on goals by Zig Ziglar

Every choice you make has an end result.

A goal properly set is halfway reached.

What you get by achieving your goals is not nearly as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

If you want to reach a goal, you must ‘see the reaching’ in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.

When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.

Zig Ziglar Quotes on Failure

If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.

Zig Ziglar quotes on defeat

If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.

The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want now.

Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.

More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren’t so busy trying to deny them.

Sometimes you are not given what you want because something better is planned for you instead.

Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember, the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.

When you do the right things in the right way you have nothing to lose because you have nothing to fear.


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